GLENDALE, Ariz. — Northwestern dropped a close period opener to Nebraska-Omaha 5-4 on Valentine’s Day evening at Camelback Ranch.
Sophomore Mike Doherty obtained the start on the bump in the season opener for the Wildcats. He tossed three scoreless frames to start the recreation.
Michael Trautwein’s arm was tested early as Omaha attempted to steal 2 times in the to start with three innings. To the dismay of the Mavericks’, Trautwein was up for the check, throwing the two runners out.
Northwestern rapidly answered Omaha’s fourth inning run with a homer from David Dunn, the to start with of Northwestern’s 2020 campaign.
The following inning, Trautwein strike a two-run shot to deep remaining-middle area driving in to start with-calendar year Evan Minarovic to place the ‘Cats forward 3-one.
In the top rated of the 6th, the Mavericks scored 4, but Northwestern avoided any even more injury by leaving the bases loaded to end the frame.
Matt Gannon arrived in to pitch all through the seventh inning with runners on to start with and 2nd and no outs. Immediately after walking the to start with batter, Gannon struck out the upcoming three hitters to strand the bases loaded.
The ‘Cats tried using to stage a comeback in the bottom of the seventh immediately after a RBI double by Shawn Goosenberg with just one out, but they were unable to string with each other a couple hits to complete the career.
Chicago’s Large 10 Workforce plays once again tomorrow at Camelback Ranch, the Spring Teaching dwelling of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox. NU will once again fight Omaha as aspect of a three recreation series. Initially pitch is scheduled for one p.m. CT, with Quinn Lavelle set to acquire the mound.
OF Take note:
- Sophomore Shawn Goosenberg was 3-for-5 from the leadoff spot with an RBI and a double.
- Initially-calendar year Evan Minarovic scored the to start with run of his Northwestern profession in the 5th inning.
- Michael Trautwein has now matched his dwelling run total from past calendar year with his two-run shot in the 5th.
- Sam Lawrence tossed two hitless frames to complete the recreation for the ‘Cats.
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